Best Music of 2018 (100-1)


Lightning 100 continues our best of countdown(or countup)! Did you catch our 200-101 list? Click here to view the first half of our best of 2018. It’s been a great year for music in Nashville. Our Best of list is packed with great local, regional, national, and international artists to get to know. We don’t believe in boring, safe, and stale radio. We believe in supporting our local community and playing music we believe in

What do you think of our Top 200 of 2018? It’s not too late to tell us what your favorites are! Join the conversation at Think of our Top 200 of 2018 as the Cliff Notes to best music from the year gone by. It takes a whole team of smart folks to find all these great tunes. Think we missed some? Share your faves at

100. James Hunter Six – I Got Eyes

99. Cat Power – Woman (featuring Lana Del Rey)

98. Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest

97. MT. Joy – Silver Lining

96. Gorillaz – Humility (featuring George Benson)

95. Airpark – Dream Beam

94. The Wood Brothers – Sparkling Wine

93. Paul McDonald – Wildcard

92. Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats – Hey Mama

91. Bishop Gunn – Shine

Brian "the web guy" is a Nashville native that grew up on radio and Grimey's New and Preloved Music. Seasoned communications professional that has immersed himself in the Nashville community while connecting local musicians, businesses, non-profits, unicorns, and transplants. Starting in 2008, Brian has worked with programming, marketing, sales, and promotion. Roles have included but not limited to copywriting, digital sales, content creation, sponsorship, video production, graphic design, booking, event creation, social media posting, and targeted ad purchasing.